[Coral-List] Job Opening With The Nature Conservancy on Palmyra Atoll

Jan Eber jeber at TNC.ORG
Fri Aug 3 12:57:16 EDT 2012

Looking for seasonal work?  Come work for The Nature Conservancy on Palmyra Atoll.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working globally to protect ecologically important lands and waters for people and nature.  Located 1,000 miles south of Hawai'i, Palmyra Atoll is one of the most spectacular marine wilderness areas on Earth.  Palmyra is a 680-acre atoll with 480,000 acres of lagoons, coral reefs, and submerged lands, and is a US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Refuge out to 12 miles and a Marine National Monument out to 50 miles. The Nature Conservancy owns Cooper Island, and manages the atoll in partnership with the USFWS.

Palmyra's research station supports scientific research by the world-renowned research institutions making up the Palmyra Atoll Research Consortium (PARC) (see www.palmyra-research.org).  Staff is hired on a seasonal basis for approximately 3 months at a time to run the research station and camp facilities.  Board and lodging are provided while on-island.

The Field Station Manager is responsible for the overall management, supervision, and safety of Palmyra Atoll operations and staff.  The FSM is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the field station facilities and equipment including generators, boats, and aircraft runway, and the oversight of galley and housekeeping services.  The FSM must lead and manage staff, and act as the primary liaison with researchers, guests, and visiting vessels' crew and passengers.

The Chief of Marine Operations is responsible for all marine operations on Palmyra Atoll.  Primary responsibilities include safe navigation and operation of a 25' Dive Boat, a 24' rescue boat, and three16' skiffs; coordination and oversight of marine activities for and with all visitors, including but not limited to offshore and lagoon boating, SCUBA diving, and fishing trips; and safely deploying and retrieving SCUBA divers during drift dives.

The Galley/Housekeeping Manager is responsible for the management and daily operation of the Palmyra Atoll research station galley and housekeeping departments.  Accountable for developing and implementing a plan that ensures:  timely preparation and delivery of high quality meals at least twice a day to a variety of audiences; creating menus for special dietary restrictions and special events; on-going maintenance and cleanliness of station accommodations and all facilities to include galley, cabins, bathrooms, showers, and common areas; maintenance and cost effective control of food, beverage and other operational supply inventories.

The Assistant Cook/Housekeeper is responsible for meal planning and preparation of high quality breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Responsible for stocking and rotation of all kitchen inventory, as well as general galley and kitchen clean-up including dishes, floors, storage areas, refrigerators and freezers.  Responsible for assisting with set-up and intense cleaning of all field station cabins, associated living areas, bathrooms, showers and recreation areas.  Responsible for laundry service.

The Mechanic/Boat Captain is responsible for the maintenance of skiffs with outboard motors, a 25' Dive Boat, and a 24' rescue boat.  This position is also responsible for the routine maintenance and repair of all marine equipment (boats, outboards, SCUBA compressor and SCUBA gear), and other gasoline and diesel powered equipment and vehicles at the field station (diesel generators, tractors, and a variety of heavy equipment).

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for field station maintenance and supports field station operations.  This full-time position is responsible for upkeep and repairs of all field station facilities including buildings, roads, and runway; maintenance of water, waste, plumbing and electrical systems; maintenance of generators; assists with vehicle maintenance including boats, trucks, & tractors; trouble-shooting including rust abatement and painting; assists with maintenance and repairs for diesel, gasoline and outboard engines, as well as all motorized and non-motorized equipment.

Please complete an online application at www.nature.org/careers<http://www.nature.org/careers> and upload a resume and cover letter as one document.  Cover letter should explain how you meet the basic qualifications listed.  Review of applications will be on-going, as assignments are seasonal and filled on an as needed basis, year round.

The successful candidate must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Passport with an expiration date later than your term of employment, proof of a physical examination showing good physical health, and a current tetanus vaccination.  In addition, TNC requires staff to obtain a membership in an Emergency Evacuation Service.

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